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Tips for an AMAZING Celebration of Love

Here are some helpful tips for having an outstanding reception!  (We'll talk a LOT more about these as we really get into the planning of your Celebration of Love!)

While it's good to give your professionals an idea of what's important to you, listen to their advice and input, and most of all, trust them to do their job.

Avoid asking the DJ to do any single activity that will last more than 15 minutes at your reception (ie. dance instruction, trivia games, etc.).  The reason for this is that the Ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and formalities will take approximately THREE hours of your Reception, which only leaves TWO hours for dancing. Since these activities typically only involve 10% of your guests, the remaining 90% of your guests may choose to leave if dancing is interrupted for an extended period.

Try not to seat any guests who are "noise-sensitive," (grandparents, etc.) within 25 feet of the DJ set-up area. With just a little attention to this detail, few of your guests will have any reason to complain or be annoyed because of a perceived loud presentation!

I never eat while I am working (although my assistant likely won't turn down a good meal!)  However, keep in mind that your photographer and videographer started their work well before the ceremony, and therefore should be fed. Please remind the banquet facility to serve dinner for the photographer and videographer immediately after the head table and parent's tables.  If your professionals are fed last, they'll only be starting their dinner when your guests are ready to dance

If you are going to greet your guests at their tables, make sure to start going table to table during dinner (between courses, etc.) This will allow you more time to dance and enjoy your special day.

"Where the newly-Wedded Couple goes, so go the guests." When guests don't see the couple enjoying the celebration, they may be inclined to leave.

Plan to have the parent dances at the end of dinner, right before the cake cutting. This ensures that everyone is still wearing their tie, that hair is till in place and the photographs will be AMAZING!

Dance-able music is what's going to ensure that your guests have the best time, so keep this in mind when making requests to your DJ.  'Mid-tempo' music (e.g.. Dave Matthews, Phish, Pink Floyd, etc.) may sound great in your car or by the campfire, however, it is not necessarily "danceable".  One thing that works well is to allow me to develop a list of "less dance-able" requests which can be worked into the dinner/cocktail hour. This way, you get to hear all the music you want, and keep the dance floor full.

Remember that you're inviting guests of all ages. If you want all of your guests to enjoy the reception, allow the DJ to play music for everyone.

Lastly, it's important to remember this is YOUR day....  Relax, sit back and have a good time!  Let your other Pros and me do the worrying; it's what we're good at!